STEFANIE DE BEER

Communications Manager
+27 (79) 430 7930
info@stefanie.co.za

INTRODUCTION

Strategic visual consultant and communications specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in the management of visual communication and authentic storytelling. Versed in a wide range of communications solutions and technologies, including television production, photojournalism, graphic design and fine arts.

SKILLS

  • Creative mind-set
  • Deadline driven
  • Graphic design
  • Innovative
  • Inter-personal relations
  • Proficient in editing and designing software
  • Strategic thinker
  • Storytelling

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts (1st, 2nd year)
  • National Diploma in Performing Arts Technology
  • National Diploma in Visual Communication (1st, 2nd year)

    INDUSTRIES

    Broadcasting, Business, Entertainment, Fossil Fuel, Humanitarian, Platinum, Renewable Energy, Steel.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Line of Sight cc – Visual Communications Specialist – Photographer, Editor and Writer (2015 – current); Commissioned to design, photograph and print industry-specific content to visually narrate processes and long term projects – often in remote areas and unconventional locations to capture the essence of a process; Processes included gathering data and interpretations through interviewing a wide range of participants; Clients include Exxaro Resources, Cennergi (Pty) Ltd., Nordex Energy South Africa, Vestas Educational Trust, Institute for Telling Development, Saldanha Steel, Tronox Namakwa Sands, Price Waterhouse Coopers, ZZ2, Anglo American Platinum, Vestas Wind Turbine Solutions, Business Finland, Lumin8 Malaria Research
SDB Visual Consultation cc – Art director (2012 – 2015); Responsible for originating corporate graphic design; Worked closely with clients to create consistent corporate and brand identity; Created professional design work and unique customised design solutions; Advised clients on strategic content development; Compiled library of standard, user-friendly templates for clients to use; Examined design work for quality, consistency and accuracy; Created and directed artwork and props for television productions based on production needs; Produced a stop-motion animation for the Afrikaans Language and Culture Association ATKV
SDB Visual Consultation cc – Soft Skills Coach and Mentor (2012 – 2015); Scheduled, planned, arranged and facilitated mentoring activities for corporate team building and coaching sessions; Attended consultation meetings with clients to target training needs; Taught soft skills (interviewing, communication, money management, job application completion and computer skills) to classes of 10-40 trainees; Clients included Nedbank and Sasol Limited
Thinking Dynamics – Business Development Manager (2010 – 2013); Attended conferences, meetings and industry events; Developed quotes and proposals for clients, focused on the thinking behaviour and conduct of individuals, teams and team leaders within organisations; Facilitated Edward de Bono Lateral thinking and Business creativity courses and training interventions; Facilitated Strategic Sessions
Humanitarian Photographer (2009 – 2011); Worked as pro bono photographer to compile visual material for annual reports of various non-governmental organisations, including Oxfam – Emanguzi, Tholulwazi Uzivikele, One Family at a Time, Cresset House, Society for Animals in Distress, Tshwaranang Hospice, New Jerusalem Children’s Home, Raphael Centre
Hess Educational Organisation – Head Facilitator – (2003 – 2008)
Trengweath Mental Health Hospital – Art Therapy Facilitator (2002 – 2003) Facilitated art therapy sessions aimed at integrating psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being Practical exposure to Sensory Integration as a therapy tool in mental health.
BodyProps cc – Art Director and Props Sculptor (2000 – 2002); Proposed, designed, fabricated and assembled props, miniatures, and sets for theatrical and industrial productions from a variety of materials, using hand tools as well as electrical woodworking and metalworking equipment; Analysed sketches, blueprints and verbal instructions to define type props and other materials needed equipment required

CAREER HISTORY

Visual Communications Specialist – Visual Storytelling: 2015 – 2020

Art and Production Director: 2012 – 2015

Lateral Thinking and Business Creativity Facilitator: 2010 – 2013

Freelance artist and sculptor: 2009 – 2010

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